The University of New Mexico’s Department of Economics hosts the second annual New Mexico Economics Research Day, an event designed to highlight New Mexico-centric economics research. The free event will be held Friday, Aug. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Economics room 1002 (Building 57). Attendees can also join via Zoom.

Economics Research Day provides an opportunity for faculty and graduate students, who engage in impactful research and outreach at UNM for the state and the people of New Mexico, to present the results of state-sponsored New Mexico-based research projects.

“Many of us in the Economics Department are engaged in research and policy projects related to the state’s economy and the well-being of New Mexicans,” said Melissa Binder, chair and associate professor in the Department of Economics. “We are grateful to the state legislature for supporting this work and we are excited to share it with the public,”

This year's projects include impacts of early childhood interventions, alcohol taxes, bioenergy production, cannabis legalization and water usage, and the societal costs of the oil and gas boom in the Permian Basin. 

Click here to visit the research paper summaries.

UNM Economics faculty regularly publish economics research on issues using data where the focus can be international, national, or regional. The research can be found in a variety of outlets and can typically be reviewed on faculty web pages.

Economics Research Day is made possible in part through the support of the New Mexico State Legislature, which funded a Research and Public Service Project (RPSP) for economic research and provided supplemental funding through a Junior Bill appropriation.

To register for the event, visit Economics Research Day.